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Elevator Row is a focused and balanced whisky. What I also enjoy about it is that I don’t get any hint of brand bravado or upstart swagger. Instead, what I get is confidence – deliciously and well-crafted confidence.
It’s always a treat to find a whisky that’s made in your back yard. Granted, Canada’s backyard is pretty big so it’s in our back yard, around the corner and a couple of time zones down the road.
Angels Envy is produced by the Louisville Distilling Company and was started by former Brown-Foreman master distiller, Lincoln Henderson and his son, Wes. What’s interesting about this Port Cask finish is that it is made in small batches.
On the nose, you felt the presence of the 49.5% abv. Rather than muggy Kentucky heat, it was the same warm glow I “felt” from seeing EB99 in my glass.
There’s a nice airiness to the Michter’s Straight Rye with dry oak and grassy notes. It’s also sweet and fruity thanks to the presence of vanilla and cherries.
The Wee Beastie is straw coloured which isn’t surprising seeing that it’s a wee youthful whiskey. Still though, for its age it’s seen time in ex-bourbon and oloroso casks. Having enjoyed the 10-year old and Uigeadail, my taste buds readied themselves for a peat blam.
Lugnaquilla (pronounced Log Na Coille) peated Irish Whiskey is produced for The Barrel Hunter Corporation in Vaughn, Ontario, who partner up with different distilleries around the world to create gins, vodkas, tequilas, wines, and whiskies.
You're So Bhainne. Connoisseurs Choice - 1996 Allt A Bhainne Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gordon & MacPhail Carly Simon’s “Your So Bhainne” came out in 1972. It hit number one in Canada, New Zealand, Australia in the US. Billboard Magazine has...
Port Of Call. 22 Year Old Cask Strength Blend Port Cask Finish Canadian Whisky J.P. Wiser's We humans are funny. We don’t see someone for a couple of days then when we do, we ask them “What’s new?” and the conversation takes off. We don’t see someone for a few...
Sometimes, It's OK To Think Small. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barton 1792 In 1682, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claimed for France the whole Mississippi and surrounding territories which included an area to become Kentucky. Perhaps he...